Early Music Vancouver presents 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival

  • August 1, 2017 - August 11, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Christ Church Cathedral
  • Address:
  • 690 Burrard Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1

2017 Vancouver Bach Festival

Tuesday, August 1 - Friday, August 11, 2017

Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

Following its inaugural success last summer, the Vancouver Bach Festival returns August 1 through August 11 for fourteen concerts over two weeks mostly centered around Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. The festival kicks off with an intriguing new perspective on Bach's Cello Suites performed by star Canadian Cellist Matt Haimovitz. This programme includes new "overtures" preceding each of the suites written by composers including Philip Glass and David Sanford. Similarly intimate and exciting festival offerings include Bach's Italian Concerto and French Overture performed by harpsichordist Alexander Weimann, as well as virtuosic chamber cantatas performed by two of Europe's emerging stars of the baroque singing world, American counter-tenor Terry Wey and Sweden's Jenny Högström. Larger scale concerts include Songs of Religious Upheaval; an exquisite program of English Reformation polyphony from Austria's superb Ensemble Cinquecento; and "The Fountains of Israel, a transitional masterpiece written in 1623 by Johann Schein, a composer and organist who previously held Bach's posting at the Thomas Kirche in Leipzig. The festival will reach its climax with a dramatic reading of St. John Passion, featuring the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver Cantata Singers, eight internationally acclaimed soloists and one of the leading "Bach Evangelists" working in the world today, English tenor Thomas Hobbs.

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Early Music Vancouver presents 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival
690 Burrard Street